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Skinnymalinks represents artists including The Expatriate Game, The Songs of the Carter Family, Martha Tilston, Sketch, Maggie Boyle, Grace Notes, The Magical Christmas Tree Tour, and Boyle Tyrral Boyle.
Important note to artists seeking representation: please do not apply, or send unsolicited CDs etc, as we are unable to consider any additions to the agency. Thank you.
In April & May 2012, Maggie visited many of the songwriters who have played a significant part in her musical life. "It's been a wonderful experience, and I have gathered videos of our interviews and their songs. It's been especially thrilling for me to be able to sing their songs with them. I hope you will enjoy it all."
The first radio show documenting Maggie’s travels - made by David Crickmore - will be aired on BBC Radio Leeds at 6pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August, with more to follow.
It does not stop there. Maggie has been invited to continue her Kitchen project at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, the huge traditional music festival in Cavan, Ireland. Returning to her Irish roots, she will track down singers, storytellers and musicians – including her uncle, Gerry Gorman.
A little later in the festival season, Maggie will interview performers in her kitchen at Whitby Folk Week. So lots more lovely chat and music will be available for viewing at the website by mid-September. All this, plus bonus videos, including a Woody Guthrie special by Will Kaufman. And after that…. we’ll have to wait and see what happens!
Find out more about this exciting project by visiting www.kitchensongs.org.uk
2012 is a big year for Grace Notes. It's their 20th Anniversary, and to celebrate they are releasing a new CD, 20, with many old favourites from over the years, and some songs newly recorded. They will also be inviting their friends in join in the celebrations as they tour the UK in 2012.
Buy 20 now
12th June 2012 also saw the long awaited release of Maggie Boyle's new CD, won't you come away, featuring great guest musicians Paul Downes, Jon Boden, Dave McKeown, Steve Tilston, and Dave Wood, on Wild Goose Records.
Out NOW, from the skinnymalinks shop.
Maggie will be performing tracks from the new CD on tour with the superb guitarist Paul Downes.